When I started this blog, it was more for fun-a hobby, if you will. But over time, it became my own little piece of the world. Several weeks ago, my husband made a comment that he probably didn’t really give much thought to, but it meant the world to me. He referred to “my business” and not my blog.
As my site has grown and I’ve gotten more followers, whom I love dearly, amazing opportunities have come my way that I’d never imagined could. I’ve traveled to LA to attend all kinds of press events and walked the red (which was actually black) carpet. I was invited to spend a day in NYC to meet Queen Latifah, although due to scheduling issues, I wasn’t able to meet with her in person, but did get to “Skype” with her. I’ve been invited to participate in a few Brand Ambassadorships and have a few very exciting things coming up shortly that I’m still in awe of!!
The next step is to figure out, well, the next step. Where do I want to go? What do I want to DO with my site? I decided that I will attend a blogging conference, BlogHer ’12, this summer, in NYC. I want to hear from others’ perspectives, meet some of the folks I have exchanged emails with for 2 years now, and network, along with learning some new ways to make my site be the best it can be and function nicely for my readers.
My hands shook a little as I confirmed the payment for my tickets- there’s no going back now, right? I’d never imagined as a child, nor could you have made me believe for a moment that I would be a business owner. A successful business owner, in my mind, because I’m helping brands reach consumers and giving “regular” moms like me a voice.
It was a big step. 3 days in New York City at a conference. I’m a little bit in awe. My mom would be really, really proud of me right now.
To tell you the truth, I’m kind of really, really proud of me right now, too.
Time to exhale. I took that step. Now to prepare!!
What is YOUR next big step?